QLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 DATES RELEASED:
Thurs 20 Jul 2017 – Women’s Masters Trials – 55+, 60+, 65+
Fri 21 Jul – Sun 23 Jul 2017 – State Championships
Unfortunately the venue has STILL not yet been ratified.
The HA Women’s Masters Council are excited to announce that there has been an approach from HC Tilburg who are keen to invite Australian Women’s Masters teams to compete at the European Masters Cup in Netherlands 2017. Whilst HC Tilburg are still establishing interest world wide, Australian Women’s Masters have decided to call for expressions of interest from players and officials for the tournament in August 2017.
IMPORTANT BRIEF DETAILS FROM HOCKEY AUSTRALIA WOMEN’S MASTERS COMMITTEE
CLOSING DATE FOR EOI’s – 9AM AEST – FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2016
Please read ALL information before completing the EOI’s at the bottom of the page.
International Masters Hockey Association intend to invite non European Masters teams to compete in a European Cup tournament event at the European Championships to be hosted by Hockey Club Tilburg (Netherlands) in August 2017.
Hockey Australia Women’s Masters Council (HAWMC) calls for expressions of interest from players and off field personnel (Coaches, Asst Coaches, Team Managers, Technical Officials, Umpires, & Massage Therapists) who wish to be considered for selection and appointment for this innovative event.
There is no guarantee that the event will progress but HAWMC continue to source participation in international events and seek expressions of interest from players participating at the National Championships in Hobart who may wish to be considered for selection in possible teams.
Appointment of OFT personnel will be dependent on player interest.
As a second tier event it is unlikely that Australian teams will play nationally selected European teams who will compete for the European Masters Championship. There is likely to be strong interest in the Cup event from allied teams and non European teams to compete for the European Masters Cup. We have no indication at this time of the number, nature, or quality of teams who may compete in the European Cup division. HAWMC policy to attend international events is that there is a minimum of 3 teams and we play each twice. Players and Off Field Personnel would need to make a 2 week commitment during their hockey season in August and cost will be approx $2000+ with Australian National Championships still conducted in September/October 2017.
EOIs are open for players and off field personnel across all age groups (35, 40, 45, 50, 55 & 60) to enable HAWMC to gauge interest in participation and the possibility of sending teams. There will be no team announcements in Hobart relating to this event.
Once player and official interest and numbers are assessed, a decision will be made as to what team(s) will be nominated by Australia. Opposition team nominations will also have a bearing, however HAWMC is confident that we will send a number of teams to represent Australia should the tournament go ahead under suitable conditions.
Despite the uncertainty still surrounding the event, you are encouraged to complete this EOI so that team viability can be assessed and potential team selections made.
The links for relevant EOIs are listed below and information will be posted on the Women’s Masters website via Hockey Australia http://hockey.org.au/High-Performance/Australian-Masters-teams.
The link for nominations from officials is: https://goo.gl/forms/vVfsggx2cqoISbO63
The link for player nominations is: https://goo.gl/forms/ioo2lGZMbJEAts063
REMINDER – CLOSING DATE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – 9AM AEST – FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2016